Thursday Theology: May 21, 2020

Co-Missioners, Today is the Feast of the Ascension, the most underplayed and underappreciated occasion in the entire church year. Or so opines our editor, Jerry Burce, who trolled his files for an argument that the Gospel on this day is as thunderously good as the Gospel can get. What we send you is the better part of a …

Thursday Theology: May 14, 2020

Co-Missioners, Today Steve Albertin tackles a question that many are quietly asking, and few are daring to face. Avoidance is rampant also in swathes of the church, where one would wish to find backbones sufficiently stiffened in Christ to have honest and forthright discussions about matters like this. How pleased we are to assume that all of you, …

FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING: Chapter 6: What Is Christian Freedom?

Steve Chapter 06 from Unify Creative Agency on Vimeo. Today Steve tackles the tough subject of Christian freedom and cheap grace. As he states, one of biggest criticisms of Crossings and Luther is that both promoted the notion of CHEAP GRACE, that is “Now that you don’t have to be saved you can do anything you want.” …

Thursday Theology: May 8, 2020

Co-Missioners, From Richard Gahl comes another installment in his ongoing series on the mission of the Church. We send it along for your reflection and encouragement. Dick’s closing observations prompt us to remind you of a forthcoming series of Bread for the World webinars. We mentioned these two weeks ago. They’re scheduled for May 19 through May 21. …

Crossings Donor Support

Now more than ever, we know people need to hear the promise of Christ crucified. In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, I hope Crossings is a source of inspiration and insight for your life and ministry. I invite you to watch this video and to consider how you might support our crossing of the Gospel and …

Thursday Theology: April 30, 2020

Co-Missioners, Death is on a tear this week. A few days ago, Sherman Lee, one of Crossings’ co-executive directors, lost his father to covid-19. In the wretchedness of this hapless world, Alfred Lee is now a digit in that ever-mounting number of U. S. coronavirus victims, 60,000 and counting by yesterday’s report. The report we get from God …

FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING: Chapter 5: Do You have Yahbut’s Disease?

Today Steve tells us about a different plague from a different time…or is it really that different? At the time of Luther, a terrible disease was sweeping across Europe, the Plague. Today the world is suffering under a different kind of plague, the Coronavirus. They are not the only kinds of disease that afflict our world. Another …

FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING: Chapter 4: The Sweet Swap!

Listen as Steve explains his take on how the Gospel works. Why is it Good News? What is the role of faith? Luther loved colorful language sometimes crude, even gross. One of Steve’s favorites was his way to describe how the Gospel works. As a SWEET SWAP! Be sure to like us on Facebook! And Subscribe to …

Thursday Theology: April 23, 2020

Co-Missioners, A few weeks ago we invited a handful of writers to reflect on the current pandemic from their particular areas of interest or expertise. Today we send the first of these. It’s a pastoral letter that Steven Kuhl sent recently to the flock he serves through St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in South Milwaukee. Steve is the part-time …